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Local Roundup: Sarratt earns All-America academic honor

    ATLANTA—Georgia State catcher Scott Sarratt has been named to the second team on the Capital One Academic All-America Baseball Team, becoming GSU’s 12th Academic All-American and first ever in baseball.
     A senior from Statesboro high, Sarratt maintains a 3.54 grade point average in chemistry.
     Sarratt was batting .326 with a homer, nine doubles and 20 runs batted in through 31 games when he suffered a season-ending injury with a broken bone in his hand during the 2013 season. He was tabbed to the preseason watch list for the Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s top catcher, and on March 5, he was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading the Panthers to three victories in four games against Georgia and Boston College.
     In two seasons with the Panthers, Sarratt posted a career batting average of .309 and played outstanding defense, throwing out 34 of 92 runners attempting to steal and fielding at a .983 clip.

GSU baseball camps
    The Georgia Southern Baseball Youth Camps are schedule for June 17-20 and July 15-18.
    Each camp will offer instruction in all aspects of the game and each player will participate in a game each day.
    The camp is offered to middle school players. It will run from July 7 until July 10. The camp will feature instruction on defense, hitting, pitching and other fundamental skills. Each player will also participate in a game each day. All Georgia Southern sports camps are open to any and all applicants and are limited only by the number of slots available per camp and the age, grade level and/or gender of the participant.
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